A Maryland mayor was charged on Monday under the revenge porn statute for allegedly posting sexually-explicit photos of his ex-girlfriend on social media.
The state prosecutor’s office said in a statement that Cambridge Mayor Andrew Bradshaw, 32, created multiple user accounts on Reddit and posted the victim’s private pictures in Subreddits, or groups, “that were related to sexual activity, humiliation, degradation, race, and other topics.” The victim reportedly contacted authorities about the images, which Bradshaw allegedly posted online between April and May of this year.
Charging documents stated that Bradshaw posted his ex-girlfriend’s photos in Reddit groups dedicated to raceplay. In the redacted report, prosecutors claimed Bradshaw added photo captions that included racial epithets. Some of the captions reportedly also included the victim’s name and birthday.
The victim also claimed the only person she shared those intimate images with was Bradshaw. Authorities said the IP which posted the revenge porn was traced back to the mayor’s address.
Bradshaw, who took office in January, is charged with 50 counts of distributing revenge porn. He was released on his own recognizance.
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